Liner Notes: The Smashing Pumpkins Go Ape

May 16th, 2007 // 9 Comments

pumpkinscover.jpg- The cover for the new Smashing Pumpkins album: One part Al Gore, one part Charlton Heston, and one part Roland Emmerich [Billboard]
- The British government is taking steps to extend copyright protection for musicians, meaning that you’ll have to wait until long after Paul McCartney’s dead until you can get public-domain rights for your cover of “Spies Like Us.” [NME]
- You know that rumor about Eve dating Sean Penn? No? Well, either way, she says it’s not true. [SOHH]

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  1. Xenu

    Zeitgeist is the first album since Siamese Dream not to feature “The” in front of “Smashing Pumpkins.” (That is, it comes from “Smashing Pumpkins” instead of “The Smashing Pumpkins.”)

    1. Is Billy trying to recapture a little of that old “Cherub Rock” glory?
    2. Is this a sideway reference to the oft-reported rumor about Siamese Dream, namely how Billy threw out all of James and D’Arcy’s takes, and that the record really only features him and Jimmy?

  2. Hyman Decent

    The sun in the image could either be setting or rising and this ambiguity shows that there is still hope to turn things around.

    As “faz” points out in the comments of Stereogum’s item about this, the Statue of Liberty faces east, therefore the sun here is in the west and is setting.

  3. Jupiter8

    Damn. I guess this really means no second “Zwan” album.

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